Protests against nationalist march in Helsingborg

Almost 20 individuals were taken into custody in connection with a demonstration by nationalists in central Helsingborg on Friday. Police intervened when counter-demonstrators tried to protest.

Between 70 and 100 people participated in the demonstration, which the Fria nationalister Skåne (‘Free Nationalists of Skåne’) have been granted permission to hold at Konsul Olssons square in central Helsingborg at lunchtime.

Considerably more counter-demonstrators, who regard the nationalists as nazis, arrived at the square. The police blocked off the area and called for reinforcements to prevent conflicts.

“For the most part, we were able to keep the groups away from each other,” police spokesperson Charley Nilsson told TT.

Helsingborgs Dagblads newspaper nevertheless reported several skirmishes and that leftist demonstrators had also directed hostility towards the police. In total, 24 people were taken into custody and transported to the Helsingborg police station.

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